Thermal conductance of guanaco (Lama guanicoe) pelage

Mariana Bulgarella, Daniel De Lamo

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1. Guarded hot plate technique was used to measure thermal conductance of winter, summer and sheared pelts of Lama guanicoe. 2. Mean thermal conductance of winter and summer pelage was 1.64 W/m2°C and 1.79 W/m 2°C, respectively. 3. Mean heat loss in natural pelage, in free convection conditions was 1.74 W/m2°C and 2.3 W/m 2°C in sheared pelts. 4. From our results, there is seasonal moult in guanacos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-573
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Thermal Biology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2005


  • Argentina
  • Guanaco
  • Moulting
  • Patagonia
  • Pelage
  • Shearing
  • Thermal conductance


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